Dr. Safaa El-Bialy MD


Dr. Safaa El-Bialy MD
Professional Assistant, Division of Clinical and Functional Anatomy

Work E-mail: selbialy@uottawa.ca


Dr. El-Bialy has been a professional assistant in the Department of Innovation in Medical Education (DIME) since 2011. Her main responsibilities involve teaching histology, anatomy, and case-based learning sessions to both Francophone and Anglophone pre-clerkship students, as well as clinical skills sessions to  Francophone students. In addition, she teaches embryology and histology to graduate students enrolled in cellular and molecular medicine. From 2009 to 2011, she was a sessional lecturer in the Division of Clinical and Functional Anatomy, where she worked closely with students in the anatomy laboratory.

In 2009, she was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Anatomy Teaching in both language streams of the Undergraduate Medical Education Program. She also received a Teaching Skills Attainment Award, level III, in 2014.

She completed the Healthcare Education Scholars Program from September 2011 to June 2012, and the Distinguished Teacher Program from May 2015 to June 2017.

Her research focuses on innovation in medical education, specifically on the use of social media, 3D printing and smart phones in education, and her work has been published in prestigious journals and presented at conferences (CCME, ICRE and Meredith Marks Day).

Before arriving at the University of Ottawa, she completed a Bachelor of Medicine (MB BCh) and trained in the field of forensic medicine and toxicology at the Faculty of Medicine of Cairo University (1990-2006), where her responsibilities included teaching undergraduate lectures and labs. She also conducted extensive research in this field, which led to many publications. After earning a master’s degree in basic medical sciences and a doctorate in forensic medicine and toxicology, during which she specialized in the detection and ageing of bloodstains, she also had the opportunity to supervise graduate students.


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